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Since: Dec 09

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

#1 Jul 28, 2010
Legal immigrants? Is there any room left for people who follow the law and wait their turn?

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#2 Jul 28, 2010
I'm not exactly sure what people mean when they say, "America needs more immigrants." I think there is better justification for the opinion that people need to be allowed to move freely.
Crazy World

Wildomar, CA

#3 Jul 29, 2010
Message to John Deer.. we are boycotting any business in Carson since you have decided to boycott Arizona. Real easy to drive right by and go to Torrance and eat or shop. Use to stop by Poly Pies but no more. Best way to get a message across is financially. Hope others who support
immigration laws do the same.
Steve H

La Mirada, CA

#4 Jul 29, 2010
Crazy World wrote:
Message to John Deer.. we are boycotting any business in Carson since you have decided to boycott Arizona. Real easy to drive right by and go to Torrance and eat or shop. Use to stop by Poly Pies but no more. Best way to get a message across is financially. Hope others who support
immigration laws do the same.
Your boycott of pie will surely bring down the government of Carson.
Crazy World

Wildomar, CA

#5 Jul 29, 2010
The government of Carson is really already down and the trailer park law suit will finish it off I am sure once they get awarded attorney's fees.
EIC

Warrendale, PA

#6 Jul 29, 2010
Steve H wrote:
<quoted text>
Your boycott of pie will surely bring down the government of Carson.
Pie in the face. Classic comedy!

Since: Apr 10

Torrance, CA

#7 Jul 29, 2010
Crazy World wrote:
Message to John Deer.. we are boycotting any business in Carson since you have decided to boycott Arizona. Real easy to drive right by and go to Torrance and eat or shop. Use to stop by Poly Pies but no more. Best way to get a message across is financially. Hope others who support
immigration laws do the same.
BREAKING NEWS: Polly's Pie's is "NOT" in Carson. It is in the "L.A. Strip" so here is a pie in the eye to you you "Non-Boy Scout" you!!! Lord have mercy!!!

FYI: It is "Jim Dear" not "John Deer"! Lord have mercy again!!!

“Beautiful Ugly”

Since: Jul 10

West Hills, CA

#8 Jul 29, 2010
R-Smart wrote:
<quoted text>
BREAKING NEWS: Polly's Pie's is "NOT" in Carson. It is in the "L.A. Strip" so here is a pie in the eye to you you "Non-Boy Scout" you!!! Lord have mercy!!!
FYI: It is "Jim Dear" not "John Deer"! Lord have mercy again!!!
Lord have mercy! Boyeeeeeeeeeeee!!
Hahn is a Crook

Irvine, CA

#9 Jul 29, 2010
When will the City Attorney and the DA investigate the money laundering of Hahn's lobbyist pals into her officeholder and poltical accountsm, as well as the illegal in-kind donations of tim e spent calling people, including other public employees on her half for political purposes. The phone and cell phone records of her lobbyist pals should be subpoened as well as her own records. And what about the cash given by Fred?
Dave Winnett

La Canada Flintridge, CA

#10 Jul 29, 2010
slug wrote:
I'm not exactly sure what people mean when they say, "America needs more immigrants." I think there is better justification for the opinion that people need to be allowed to move freely.
This is a sovereign country and its borders need to be secured. Immigration has always been a hallmark of this country but it needs to be an orderly process, not some chaotic free for all where people "move freely”. You can “move freely” most places in the world, but to do it legally you must present proper documentation to go from one country to another.

You may personally have no problem with the exorbitant taxes required to pay for food, social services, public education, and medical care for citizens of other countries, but you are in the minority. So if you truly feel that everyone ought to be allowed to move freely, feel free to move out of the United States. Maybe that’ll wake you up to the fact that anarchy is not the answer to this problem.
WOW

Lynwood, CA

#11 Jul 29, 2010
Isn't William Smalley on Megan's Law website?

Wasn't he convicted of 288(a)LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS and 288a ORAL COPULATION?

Check it out for yourself -
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov

AKA's
# SMALLEY, BILL
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM E R
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM EDWARD RUSSEL
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM RUSSELL

Ok so now that you verified what the writer was about it is easy to understand why he sides with people that also believe that they should not follow the law. Of course there was no fact in the letter. Simply a convicted child molester's opinion. It is also easy to see who pulls his strings without get his and her hands dirty!

Maybe that also explains he hangs out with and supports a councilman and councilwoman that both act like children.
R U Smarter Than A-

Lakewood, CA

#12 Jul 29, 2010
R-Smart, when's the last time you kissed little boys and made them cry?
Who Cares

West Hills, CA

#13 Jul 30, 2010
Crazy World wrote:
Message to John Deer.. we are boycotting any business in Carson since you have decided to boycott Arizona. Real easy to drive right by and go to Torrance and eat or shop. Use to stop by Poly Pies but no more. Best way to get a message across is financially. Hope others who support
immigration laws do the same.
Wow, you don't know what you're talking about. First the mayor's name is Jim Dear. Second, the Carson council didn't vote to boycott Arizona, they voted to submit a resolution opposing SB 1070 and to do selective boycotting of businesses supporting this unconstitutional legislation. That's what they did. I guess a federal judge thinks it is unconstitutional too.
Who Cares

West Hills, CA

#14 Jul 30, 2010
WOW wrote:
Isn't William Smalley on Megan's Law website?
Wasn't he convicted of 288(a)LEWD OR LASCIVIOUS ACTS WITH CHILD UNDER 14 YEARS and 288a ORAL COPULATION?
Check it out for yourself -
http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov
AKA's
# SMALLEY, BILL
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM E R
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM EDWARD RUSSEL
# SMALLEY, WILLIAM RUSSELL
Ok so now that you verified what the writer was about it is easy to understand why he sides with people that also believe that they should not follow the law. Of course there was no fact in the letter. Simply a convicted child molester's opinion. It is also easy to see who pulls his strings without get his and her hands dirty!
Maybe that also explains he hangs out with and supports a councilman and councilwoman that both act like children.
Hey WOW, I went to the Megan website and you are absolutely correct. Smalley is a convicted child molester on Megan's list. YOu know his buddies on the City council refuse to sit in there assigned seats. Every other council member sits in the sit assigned them. But Davis-Holmes and Gipson refuse to and are breaking the city's policy. I wonder what other laws they are breaking. They act like kindergarten kids. If they can't have it there way they will defy the law. They both, along with Smalley wanted to recall the mayor,but almost 70% of aur citizens voted to retain our mayor. That tells me something about those people and besides that the lady that did the hitting at the council meeting was also a leader in the recall movement, which cost the city over a half a million dollars. This is terrible. By the way the lady that got hit suffered trauma. She was hit with a clip board not just three sheets of paper and a judge issued a restraining order against her. Just a little more information for the readers.
Who Cares

West Hills, CA

#15 Jul 30, 2010
The restraining order was against the lady who did the hitting.
Resident of Carson

North Hills, CA

#16 Jul 30, 2010
Who Cares and WOW are contributors to the idiocraZy by Jim Dear and the stupidity he displays.

Jim Dear is threaten by Lula Davis-Holmes because she is well informed in areas of the city's business that Jim Dear does not have a clue. She comes to the council meetings well prepared as she READS the info place before the Agenda prior to the actual city council meetings. Also, he is threaten by Mike Gipson because he is freely well connected with political arenas (i.e. Organizations for mentoring, Unions, State and Federal politics) that Jim Dear has to pay to be apart of. Remember Jim Dear is a substitute teacher, that can't pass the CBEST exam to become credentialed, so politics is his sole source of income with back door deals (i.e., BP, Watson Land, Carson Companies, Anschultz and the developers of the failing site on Del Amo - Boulevards of the South Bay (if that is what they are calling themselves these days).

Getting back to the point of the letter, it is unfortunate that Jim Dear has been re-elected eventhough he exemplified NON LEADERSHIP prior to the recall and currently. It is the result of the citizens of Carson not making themselves aware of what happens in their town. Just like the city of Bell, the voters of Carson will wake up when all the city's monies are gone (bankrupt).

The two posters mentioned above are part of the main reason why cities like Carson and Bell go down. They condone and support childlike behavior that takes away from what the true problem is....and in Carson's case, that is the deficit the city has had for the past 7 years straight. All of this deficit started after Jim Dear took office!

If we want to truly address the mayor and his dictorial ways, it needs to be pointed out that the two council members did in fact move their seats at the request of the mayor. At the request of the Mayor, Lula Davis Holmes switched her seat with Elito Santarina when he became Mayor Pro Tem. Additionally, at the request of the Mayor, Mike Gipson switched his seat with Julie Raber. How many times does the DICTATOR want to play musical chairs before it is enough. It is policy to switch seats after an election or an appointment, not continually. Again, the two councilmembers seats were changed during the appointment of Elito Santarina becoming Mayor Pro Tem.

A true leader should not care where the councilmember sit. Let's get on with the business of the city. BALANCE THE BUDGET AND FILL THE RESERVE FUND for the balance of your elected position, Mayor!
Good grief

Lakewood, CA

#17 Jul 30, 2010
"Resident of Carson", you are probably too dumb to insult, but since your whole post is one lie after another things need to be clarified. Davis Holmes and Gipson's complete lack of respect for the Office of Mayor is what started all this. Their infantile tantrums are getting boring. The whole city would like to see some professionalism coming from these two. Someone needs to run the show and right now we have a very popular and effective Mayor. He is the leader, so get over it. Maybe they should sit in the audience and pout or just not show up. Their votes shouldn't count until they follow protocol and comply with city and state policy. By the way, did you see Davis Homes tampering with City property at the last meeting? What a pathetic spectacle that was. Do you think you could get by with that and not get arrested?
And, that they are friends of Smalley's says even more about their character.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#18 Jul 30, 2010
Dave Winnett wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a sovereign country and its borders need to be secured. Immigration has always been a hallmark of this country but it needs to be an orderly process, not some chaotic free for all where people "move freely”. You can “move freely” most places in the world, but to do it legally you must present proper documentation to go from one country to another.
You may personally have no problem with the exorbitant taxes required to pay for food, social services, public education, and medical care for citizens of other countries, but you are in the minority. So if you truly feel that everyone ought to be allowed to move freely, feel free to move out of the United States. Maybe that’ll wake you up to the fact that anarchy is not the answer to this problem.
Your partisanship misstates the position. The world has become a better place as money, goods and services have moved more freely around the globe. Wealth creation, comfort and improved health care have reached those parts of the world where free economic activity (in varying degrees) has been the strongest. Migrations around the world have also been more active as people seek work to survive, or in most cases just to make more money. The U.S. is not the only country with a strong immigrant presence. If you don't like my presence, your choice to move yourself as much as it is mine.

“cracker-barrel philosopher”

Since: Jan 08

Wilmington/Carson/San Pedro

#19 Jul 30, 2010
Resident of Carson wrote:
Who Cares and WOW are contributors to the idiocraZy by Jim Dear and the stupidity he displays.
Jim Dear is threaten by Lula Davis-Holmes because she is well informed in areas of the city's business that Jim Dear does not have a clue. She comes to the council meetings well prepared as she READS the info place before the Agenda prior to the actual city council meetings. Also, he is threaten by Mike Gipson because he is freely well connected with political arenas (i.e. Organizations for mentoring, Unions, State and Federal politics) that Jim Dear has to pay to be apart of. Remember Jim Dear is a substitute teacher, that can't pass the CBEST exam to become credentialed, so politics is his sole source of income with back door deals (i.e., BP, Watson Land, Carson Companies, Anschultz and the developers of the failing site on Del Amo - Boulevards of the South Bay (if that is what they are calling themselves these days).
Getting back to the point of the letter, it is unfortunate that Jim Dear has been re-elected eventhough he exemplified NON LEADERSHIP prior to the recall and currently. It is the result of the citizens of Carson not making themselves aware of what happens in their town. Just like the city of Bell, the voters of Carson will wake up when all the city's monies are gone (bankrupt).
The two posters mentioned above are part of the main reason why cities like Carson and Bell go down. They condone and support childlike behavior that takes away from what the true problem is....and in Carson's case, that is the deficit the city has had for the past 7 years straight. All of this deficit started after Jim Dear took office!
If we want to truly address the mayor and his dictorial ways, it needs to be pointed out that the two council members did in fact move their seats at the request of the mayor. At the request of the Mayor, Lula Davis Holmes switched her seat with Elito Santarina when he became Mayor Pro Tem. Additionally, at the request of the Mayor, Mike Gipson switched his seat with Julie Raber. How many times does the DICTATOR want to play musical chairs before it is enough. It is policy to switch seats after an election or an appointment, not continually. Again, the two councilmembers seats were changed during the appointment of Elito Santarina becoming Mayor Pro Tem.
A true leader should not care where the councilmember sit. Let's get on with the business of the city. BALANCE THE BUDGET AND FILL THE RESERVE FUND for the balance of your elected position, Mayor!
My understanding is you cannot enter the classroom even as a substitute without passing the CBEST. Are you sure of what you say?
Resident of Carson

North Hills, CA

#20 Jul 30, 2010
Good grief wrote:
"Resident of Carson", you are probably too dumb to insult, but since your whole post is one lie after another things need to be clarified. Davis Holmes and Gipson's complete lack of respect for the Office of Mayor is what started all this. Their infantile tantrums are getting boring. The whole city would like to see some professionalism coming from these two. Someone needs to run the show and right now we have a very popular and effective Mayor. He is the leader, so get over it. Maybe they should sit in the audience and pout or just not show up. Their votes shouldn't count until they follow protocol and comply with city and state policy. By the way, did you see Davis Homes tampering with City property at the last meeting? What a pathetic spectacle that was. Do you think you could get by with that and not get arrested?
And, that they are friends of Smalley's says even more about their character.
The mayor's lack of respect to the citizens of Carson, along with the lack of respect to other councilmembers have been ongoing! Prior to Davis-Holmes, Jim Dear disprespected Elito Santarina and Mike Gipson to no end. If YOU don't agree with him, he will DISRESPECT you too! Jim Dear is a friend of Smalley when he doesn't say anything against him. I have personally witnessed the two of them being buddy buddy. Smalley being on Megan's list is only an issue with the likes of you when he speaks the truth about Jim Dear's stupidity. Please let it be clear, I am not a friend or foe of Smalley, but the truth is the truth. I care about the city.

"Someone needs to run the show", listen to how you sound. He is the LEADER of YOU evidently and you will follow him to your demise. Remember Hitler was a leader too, so what is your point?

The only lie on these blogs are coming from you and Jim Dear supporters. One can clearly see that his actions are not JUSTIFIED. And to the one who posted Jan Schafer was injured, oh my you are delirious. You tube has many hits and the world knows she is a fake, Jim Dear is a fake and your posts prove you are a fake and lie too.

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